School Custodian Salary

The average rate for a School Custodian is $12.17 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$19,081 - $45,000
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,053
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$8.85 - $16.72
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,081 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $-0.46  
Total Pay (?
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$18,537 - $38,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $16.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.44  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $-0.46  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,537 - $38,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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Job Description for School Custodian

School custodians perform a number of tasks related to maintaining the cleanliness of their school, including sweeping, mopping, dusting, scrubbing, and vacuuming. They are also in charge of emptying waste baskets and recycling bins, cleaning walls, fixing lights, and cleaning and disinfecting the bathrooms. They should be able to operate a buffer and waxer, as well as operate carpet-cleaning machines. School custodians must secure and lock the building at the end of the day, as well as off the lights in areas after they are cleaned, replace light fixtures, move furniture, and perform other tasks as they are assigned by a supervisor.

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School Custodian Tasks

  • Clean assigned areas including furniture, telephones, fixtures, walls, windows, window sills, blinds and vents.
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum all area floors, rest rooms and break areas.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Custodian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects School Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%